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Title: Air Canada attendants vote 98 per cent for strike
Post by: flopnfly on September 13, 2011, 08:44:58 PM
Air Canada attendants vote 98 per cent for strike

MONTREAL Air Canada could face its second work stoppage this year after flight attendants overwhelmingly endorsed a strike that could begin as early as next week.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees said Tuesday that after a 10-day vote, employees voted 98 per cent to back a strike.

Unless a last-minute deal is reached, 6,800 flight attendants could walk off the job next Wednesday, Sept. 21.


http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110913/110913_air_canada/20110913/?hub=CP24Home (http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110913/110913_air_canada/20110913/?hub=CP24Home)

Title: Re: Air Canada attendants vote 98 per cent for strike
Post by: Pacific State 808 on September 14, 2011, 08:00:41 AM
Air Canada will end up like British Airways, passengers here would rather not fly BA because they have a terrible reputation for striking.....who wants the stress of wondering will they or wont they be on strike when I should be flying away on my vacation....not me !

Makes me wonder what planet some people are on striking from jobs in such dire economic times.....
Title: Re: Air Canada attendants vote 98 per cent for strike
Post by: kharmar77 on September 14, 2011, 09:42:57 AM
we were in strike position in May... but knew it would not  benefit us, and actually the company was very much on the same page with this.  we did not lose anything in our contract..and signed a four yr contract..
Working for a huge corporation, though, I know it must have some validity in complaints to get to this point. Probably the front line workers are sick of getting all the flak from the cutbacks.. Let the corporation ppl work a day in our shoes. 80 plus hours a week!
But you are very right, it does not look good for the corporation to get to this point.
imho
Karen
Title: Re: Air Canada attendants vote 98 per cent for strike
Post by: Gambitt on September 14, 2011, 09:36:11 PM
Speaking purely from a Union perspective, and based on the company that I work for..

Sometimes the workers have to teach Management that they are all virtually worthless!  Yup, that's what I said.  "Worthless".

I work in a wire factory.  If that factory does not make wire, then they can have all the engineers, managers and accountants they want;
 but if there is no Production to sell, then those people are just as much out of a job, as the line-workers that they like to cut.

Could we make Production without them?  Sure we could.  We could still make wire and sell it.   But it would not be as profitable fort the shareholders, so they keep management around.

Management is an "added cost" that increases the profit margin, but you cannot have the "add-ons" without the basic product..

SO there has to be a balance, between workers and management.